[EDLING:1536] Korea: Bill Planned to Promote English Education

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 5 23:43:05 UTC 2006

The Korea Times

Bill Planned to Promote English Education

By Lee Jin-woo 
Staff Reporter 

A group of 11 governing and opposition party lawmakers have submitted a bill 
to the National Assembly aimed at promoting English education for underage 
students in schools in an effort to cut down ever-increasing costs for private 
English education. 

The bill, which was proposed by the lawmakers including Rep. Kim Gi-hyeon of 
the largest opposition Grand National Party (GNP), is designed to encourage 
local governments to establish more English immersion programs _ often called 
``English camps¡¯¡¯ or ``town programs¡¯¡¯ _ nationwide and at schools, 
especially middle schools, and to hire more native English instructors. 


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